Peace Commission Membership

Members of the Peace Commission:

Frank Connelly, Chair
George Atallah
Aboma Dirbaba
James Eliscar
Gladys Friedler
Elechi Kadete
Larry Kim
Lijun Li
Johanne Méléance
John Ratliff
Regina Yang

Commission members are volunteers appointed by the City Manager who work with the staff in fulfilling the mission of the Cambridge Peace Commission and in accomplishing its goals. Members are expected to attend regular meetings, participate in organizing the Commission’s events and activities, and do some work outside of Commission meetings. Members are encouraged to learn about the day-to-day work and projects of the staff, and offer advice and viewpoints that reflect the Commission’s mission and role within City government.

As a department of the City of Cambridge, the Peace Commission works with other municipal agencies, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the community as a whole to build connections and strengthen relationships, and to promote positive dialogue and foster understanding. The Commission fosters a community where differences and diversity are understood and celebrated, so that all residents can contribute to making Cambridge an equitable and peaceful community. It pays special attention to traumatic events and violence affecting Cambridge and its residents, and coordinates and supports compassionate community responses to support recovery and healing.

The Peace Commission has vacancies from time to time. Click here for more information on the role of commission members and how to apply.


The Peace Commission generally meets monthly at 51 Inman St., Second Floor. As established by Chapter 2.90 of Cambridge Municipal Code:

  • Members of the Commission must be residents of the City at the time of appointment.
  • The Commission shall be representative of the socio-economic, racial, and ethnic populations of the City.
  • Members of the Commission are appointed by the City Manager from recommendations provided by the Commission.
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    Contact Information

    Brian Corr, Executive Director

    51 Inman St.
    Cambridge MA 02139

    Phone:617.349.4694

    Hours of Service

    Monday: 8:30am-8pm
    Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
    Friday: 8:30am-12pm

    Summer Resource Guide

    Download the City of Cambridge School Year 2014-2015 Resource Guide (PDF) which contains information on programs and services for all residents -- especially youth and families -- offered by the Department of Human Service Programs.